Pan-UChicago Networking Mixer

Our Pan-UChicago Networking Mixer last month was a huge success! We had reprensentative students and staff from multiple divisions including BSD, PSD, IME, Booth, and Pritzker.  Thank you for everyone that came out to extend their UChicago network and get to know peers with similar professional interests! We hope you are putting your business cards to full use. A special thank you to our keynote speaker Kathleen Goss, PhD (Sr. Science Writer and Director for Partnership at the UChicago Medical Comprehensive Cancer Center) and to the CIE for sponsoring our event!

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 Pan-UChicago Networking Mixer flier

Doreen Tho: Seminar & Workshop

ThoUCBA is proud to sponsor and welcome Doreen Tho, M.B.A. to the University of Chicago!

If you could do or be anything, what would you be? Are you clear on how your current experience is helping you reach your career goals better and faster? As Ph.D. students and post-docs conducting research in such an intellectually demanding environment, we often acquire tunnel vision and forget why we came here in the first place. Before you know it, you have completed your degree or fellowship, and look up to realize that, despite your academic accomplishments, you are in fact ill-prepared for the world beyond. If you are ready to gain clarity on your purpose beyond the bench, and tailor your graduate experience such that it will yield the career that will satisfy you most, this event is for you! Doreen Tho, M.B.A., is a highly skilled industry professional who focuses on innovative thinking to reform companies from the inside out. Her proven track record speaks to her expertise in optimizing success, and her highly inspirational ideas will reform you too! Come, and learn to map your path at the University of Chicago so that it makes sense to future YOU envision.

Seminar: Who am I?—Define your future to create a meaningful present.

Thursday, May 21st


BSLC 115 Auditorium

Industry titan Doreen Tho demonstrates how to think innovatively about one’s self to ensure a bright future for any career track.

Workshop: Strategic self-­branding: an innovative approach to defining your career path.

Thursday, May 21st 


BSLC 205

Limited seats available! Please register here:

Doreen Tho, M.B.A, is an expert and leader in innovation, marketing, strategy, and process re-engineering initiatives for global healthcare, electronics, telecommunications, and high-tech industries. Recent past positions include Director of Innovation Strategies at Hospira (now Pfizer), and Director of Marketing at Abbott. Doreen has a proven track record of top line growth, profitability improvement, and product development for developed and emerging markets. Currently, Doreen has left the industry to pursue her newest passion as a green energy entrepreneur.

CHIentist: Connections MATTER

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CHIentist’s first annual signature event, Connections MATTER, will gather stake holders within the life sciences from across the greater Chicago area. This unique, invite only, networking opportunity will bring together researchers, entrepreneurs and industry professionals in order to create connections between these often segmented communities.


6:00-6:30pm – Reception

6:30-7:00pm – Introduction and Keynote Address: Tim Walbert, President and CEO of Horizon Pharma

7:00-7:40pm – Structured Networking

7:40-8:30pm – Freestyle Networking

Light appetizers, local beer and wine will be provided.

Please RSVP at:

(*Note: Registration is only available for attendees from specific sectors of the Chicago biomedical community. Many categories are already at capacity.)

For further information on this or future events please contact:

CV and Resume Workshop with Mike Tessel, Ph.D.

UCBA is proud to present, along with the UChicago Chapter of SACNAS & the DDRCC, an RSVP-only CV and Resume Workshop aimed at teaching graduate students and post-docs how to effectively communicate your skill set for scientific research-related positions.

The session will be led by Mike Tessel, Ph.D. from Graduate Student Affairs (GSA).

Date: Wednesday, April 8th, 3:00-5:00pm
Location:  KCBD 9100

For more information and to RSVP, use the following link: CV and Resume UCBA EventBrite

Careers and Opportunities in Intellectual Property (IP) Law

UCBA is excited to present a seminar and networking event featuring members of Barnes and Thornburg LLP (a large law firm specializing in healthcare law and intellectual property) and UChicago Tech (the University center for technology development and ventures).


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If you’re interested in a career in IP law, technology commercialization, patent practice, or just want to learn more about these areas, please join us for this exciting opportunity!

We would also like to thank the BSD Dean’s Council and myCHOICE for co-sponsoring this event.

Careers and Opportunities in IP Law
Seminar and Networking Reception
Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 4:00-6:00pm
BSLC Auditorium 115

To RSVP and learn more about the speakers for this event, please use the following link:

Feel free to contact us directly with any questions. We hope to see you there!